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politics anymore. that does it for us tonight. meanwhile, there is lots to add to the show at maddowblog.msnbc.com. >>> no boehner. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews up in new york. leading off tonight, beating up on boehner. president obama and the democrats are facing a possible massacre come november 2nd, so today the president finally did what so many of us have been begging him to do. he went on offense. he gave a name and a face to the republican "just say no" obstructionism. wannabe speaker john boehner. he called out boehner and the gop for doing nothing but root for failure. he reminded us what makes democrats different than republicans. in short, he reminded us why we elected him in the first place.รง this is the kind of performance by the president we're going to see apparently every day from the democrats if they are going to stay into power. >>> plus, secretary of state hillary clinton, general petraeus and even the vatican are now calling on pastor terri jones to abandon his plan to burn korans on september 11th, but the florida pasto
political career advancement. tells you all you need to know. that does it for us tonit. we will see you again tomorrow night. >>> new blood. let's play "hardball." >> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. leading off tonight, shakeup. mayor daley of chicago started the chain reaction. he's not running for re-election. rahm emanuel, the president's chief of staff, wants his job. the announcement from chicago comes as president obama faced the worst poll numbers ever in our latest nbc news/purge poll. this is the moment when a tough hardball manager makes his move. this is the time when the general manager, in this case the president, does what he sees more than anybody needs to be done, the team's losing. he can still salvage the season. shakeup time, big time. i recommend he get hillary clinton in as his chief of defense to toughen up the security and move middle east talks to a higher level and then brings in a real heavyweight to run the white house, to serve as the government's chief operating officer. how about new york mayor michael bloomberg? how about colin
we'll see you again tomorrow night. i'm chris math use up in new york. bill clinton pitching coach, former president clinton who outsmarted republicans who tried to make him a one-termer has some political advice for president obama. he said there's still time to for obama to hold off for republican tidal wave but he says the only way to stop that republican wave is to tell voters not to let their disappointment cloud their judgment that obama's got plain to voters that our economy is improving faster than most of the worlds. that he's got to be optimistic about the future of this country and make the argument about republican ideas being no good. he's also got to nationalize the midterms in 1994. that's the advice today. and the president has to ask for two more years to get the job done. can this president pull off a popularity comeback in the way bill clinton did? that's our top story. plus, house republicans unveil their pledge to america today and it could be the biggest cover-up since watergate. it showcases all the predictable soft sell proposals but goes radio silent on the
-cio. thank you, karen, for joining us. what exactly is your effort, your strategy nationwide to get well, working people to vote democrat or to get involved politically, if you will? >> well, it's simple. we're about jobs. we're here to change this economy, to make sure it's working for working people and it's what we do all year around and now we're doing it for the election. working america is a union for folks who don't have a union on the job. we've got 3 million members and we talked to tens of thousands every single week about jobs, the economy, outsourcing, tax cuts for the wealthy and we know what matters to them. >> well it sounds like people should automatically vote labor or democrat if they're working people. they don't have a college degree and they don't have a -- let me show you this poll. it's basically right now shows republicans winning working class whites by 49-33, a 16-point spread. when you ask them about barack obama, it's just as bad. basically that's an overwhelming -- those without a college degree, 33%, just a third of working people like president obama. 59%,
lie to me. >> that's a hard thing to put together. we're used to dealing in objective facts. how do you get the facts from a guy, pastor jones who won't even say who this man is who he talked to? who is this man who may have tricked him? >> i take it was is the imam from central florida, muhammad musry he was meeting with. but i asked him, like who were you on the phone with? no names. look, doesn't it fit in many ways the way much of this has played out in terms of i had a very long interview with pastor jones and tried to get to some very specifics with him why he wanted to burn the koran. what specifically was in the koran that was most offensive to him. and he hadn't even read the koran. he basically admitted maybe he had looked at a page but primary what he said was there's no mention of jesus christ in the koran as the savior. anybody who understands religions understands that would not be in there in the same way it's not in the tora. i said are you going to start burning the tora, he said no. a lot of this has been very confusing in terms of why he said he was doing this and
the hard right is joe sestak. he'll join us soon tonight to talk about his come from behind fight against pat toomey. should president obama have done anything differently to avert a oh tension november disaster? would we have been better off had there been no stimulus spending, no health care reform bill, no wall street reform? we'll debate that point. a new poll shows illegal immigration has dropped off. is it still a killer issue for the republicans? wait till you see arizona governor jan brewer's excruciating 13 seconds of brain freeze in last night's debate in the sideshow. >>> let's start with whether the president could have done anything differently to avoid a med term election disaster. david corn from mother jones and michael sheer writes for "time" magazine. michael, right to you on this. i want to quote you. in 2008, trust in the federal government was at a historic low dropping about 25%. yet, obama has offered government as the primary solution to most of the nation's woes calling for new investments in health care, infrastructure. some pollsters saying even programs that he
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